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From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

We did it! On November 5, CVCHS received a unanimous five-year approval for
reauthorization of our charter from the Contra Costa County Board of Education. You may
remember the lengthy process the Clayton Valley community underwent to establish CVCHS
in the first place. It took a partnership of parents, teachers, staff, students, civic leaders, the
business community and other stakeholders to achieve the dream of becoming the first
teacher-conversion comprehensive charter high school in Northern California.

And then came a lot of hard work! Since our initial three-year approval, we have seen
tremendous academic achievement results and other measures of success. In our first year
we achieved the largest increase in Academic Performance Index (API) of any school in the
county and of any large comprehensive high school in the entire state of California, a rise of
62 points in one year. Back in my very first Voyage of the Eagle article, I talked about the
value of a 62 point jump. I said that while API measures academic growth based on
standardized test results, it is a symbol for much more: "This jump will have a ripple effect
that will impact school spirit, college acceptance rates, community property values, attraction
and retention of staff and students, etc. This data validates the charter vision; but it is not an
end in itself, simply a high water mark on our journey from good to great. And there is no
arguing now that we are headed for greatness!"

And that's exactly what happened. Back in March, I was invited by Representative George
Miller to address the House Education and the Workforce Committee and shared our history
of success. This year CVCHS earned a six year clear term of accreditation from the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges, the highest level of praise that WASC bestows. We met
all of our federal Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals as a whole and across all subgroups, a
relatively rare accomplishment for any of our nation's schools.

Reauthorization of a charter can be granted if a school meets one of four criteria related to
academic performance. We met not one, but all four. Before the charter Clayton Valley had
been stuck, resulting in the lowest possible ranking in the state similar schools band. Now we
have broken through the barriers. So how did we finally break through? The simple answer is
an unrelenting work ethic matched with a feverish sense of urgency. There never was and
still is no single magic bullet; rather our achievement is the result of a combination of
programs designed to produce "first class citizens with a world class education" - a phrase
that has become a shared motto at CVCHS. With the results CVCHS has earned the past
three years, it is clear that Clayton Valley Charter High School is an outstanding school that is
preparing all of its students for college and the careers of the 21st century. I am proud of our
accomplishments and I hope you are, too!
In Your Service,
Dave Linzey

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Welcome

Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.


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Attendance
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School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!


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News and Announcements

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SAT PREP COURSE??

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SAT PREP COURSE?? Taught by expert, Kaplan-certified instructors, the SAT course provides live in classroom instruction, homework review, and customized recommendations based on practice test performance. The course includes 18 hours of live instruction and 4 full-length practice tests, 34 hours total.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CVCHS?? THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD HAS BEGUN!!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CVCHS?? THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD HAS BEGUN!! Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is taking place beginning November 18th, 2014 at 9:00AM through 4:00PM on January 28th, 2015. Enrollment submission applications are available online by clicking above.
CVCHS HOSTS THE QUARTER-FINAL NCS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT--7:00PM!!!

CVCHS HOSTS THE QUARTER-FINAL NCS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT--7:00PM!!! We are now in the Quarter-Finals as the Ugly Eagles continues its drive to an NCS Championship!! Don't miss a minute of the excitement! Kickoff is at CVCHS this Friday night at 7:00. For more information including ticket prices, please click above.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HAILEY PASCOE!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO HAILEY PASCOE!!! Congrats to Hailey Pascoe for her early Letter of Intent signing with Lehigh University!! Hailey was offered and accepted a full-ride scholarship to attend and play basketball at this prestigious Division I school in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. We wish Hailey all the best as she finishes her high school career and moves on to the next chapter!!
CONGRATULATIONS! CVCHS GETS REAUTHORIZED FOR 5 YEARS!!

CONGRATULATIONS!  CVCHS GETS REAUTHORIZED FOR 5 YEARS!! I would like to proudly announce that CVCHS has received authorization from the Contra Costa County Office of Education for the next five years to continue our outstanding charter school! With a vote of 5-0 the County Board approved the recommendation from the CCCOE administration to approve our charter school due to the tremendous success we have had in meeting all the requirements necessary for reauthorization. With the tremendous academic achievement results CVCHS has earned the past two years, it is clear that we have an outstanding school that is preparing all of our students for college and careers of the 21st century. Congratulations to our students, staff and parents for a job well done! Let’s keep up the great work we do each and every day of focusing upon meeting the needs of our students. That is what got us here!

Dave Linzey
Executive Director
CVCHS HOSTS CRUCIAL CATCH GAME IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OAKLAND RAIDERS!!

CVCHS HOSTS CRUCIAL CATCH GAME IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OAKLAND RAIDERS!! As part of the NFL’s A Crucial Catch program, Clayton Valley Charter High School partnered with The Oakland Raiders and the American Cancer Society to host their own Breast Cancer Awareness game last month raising $4000 in the process!! For a link to the article please click above.
STUDENT AND VENDOR BOOTHS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIRE!!

STUDENT AND VENDOR BOOTHS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIRE!! There is excitement in the air as people are asking for information on the Holiday Faire being held December 7th. The Faire began when the school went Charter and is now in it's third year.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2015

SCHOOL HOLIDAY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2015 To align the CVCHS school holidays with our feeder pattern schools/the MDUSD calendar, we will be observing Lincoln’s birthday on Friday, February 13th, 2015 and not on Monday, February 9th as previously published. President’s Day will still be honored on Monday, February 16th, 2015. For more information and a link to the updated 2014 - 2015 Academic Calendar with the revision noted, please click above.
COLLEGE AWARENESS MONTH AT CVCHS!!

COLLEGE AWARENESS MONTH AT CVCHS!! College Awareness Month is designed to give high school students and families from public charter schools the information they need to dream about college, plan for it and act on this dream.Throughout the month, a series of activities will inform students and families about available resources and opportunities to help students prepare for college.
"CLAYTON VALLEY CARES" IS BACK AT CVCHS!!

 "CLAYTON VALLEY CARES" IS BACK AT CVCHS!! Clayton Valley Cares (CVC) is a program that is designed to help our CV students and their families in need. Hardship can hit a family without warning, and we want to help. Students who may have a need for a warm coat, a gift card for necessities/food or a bus/BART ticket. Any student can receive help by speaking first to their Guidance Counselor who will, in turn, reach out to CVC for the help that they need. All services and inquiries are strictly confidential. For more information on how you can help, please click above.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS?  The CVCHS Governing Board can now send out notices of meetings and agendas and links to information. For more information and a link to the subscription page, please click above.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! You can now add money to your student's lunch account via our webstore! Use your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card to make online payments right from the comfort of your home. For all the information and a direct link to the webstore, please click above.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION??

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION?? If you are the parent of an existing, new or incoming student at CVCHS, there are a number of ways to stay involved with your child’s education, find out what’s happening on campus and get notified of events you and your child may be interested in. Click above to find out how!!
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Thanksgiving Break

Date: 11/24/2014
Thanksgiving Break

Date: 11/25/2014
Thanksgiving Break

Date: 11/26/2014
Thanksgiving Break

Date: 11/27/2014
Thanksgiving Break

Date: 11/28/2014
Girls Basketball vs Alameda High

Date: 11/29/2014, 9 AM 4 PM
Location: Alameda High School
Girls/Boys Water Polo Awards Banquet
Date: 12/1/2014, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Oakhurst Country Club
Girls Basketball vs Freedom High

Date: 12/2/2014, 5:30 PM 9 PM
Location: Freedom High 5:30 JV 7:00 V
Academy Information Night

Date: 12/2/2014, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: MU
Boys Soccer Game vs Liberty

Date: 12/3/2014, 4 PM 8 PM
Location: Liberty JV- 4 PM V - 6 PM